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    WNSX Format

    Has anyone else noticed subtle programming changes with the format on WNSX @ 97.7? Over the last several weeks the addition of songs is noticeable. Hello 80s, 90s, and early to mid 2000s. Here's what's missing: Bread, Dr. Hook, Seals & Croft, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, The Band, Jim Croce and more. I haven't heard any of these smooth staple artists in weeks, but I have heard: Coldplay, Train, John Mayer, Alanis Morissette The B-52s, Seal, Lenny Kravitz, Maroon 5, The Cure and more. Where songs from Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms and Melissa Etheridge got airplay before, the rotation focuses on these more regularly. Hearing less 60s, early 70s and more 80s and beyond, perhaps (but rarely) as late as 2008 or 2009. They seem to be programming between the other two stations that serve this market and I'm wondering what folks think. I was surprised to see no one else discussing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineRadioGuy View Post
    They seem to be programming between the other two stations that serve this market and I'm wondering what folks think. I was surprised to see no one else discussing it.
    What are the other 2 stations serving the market? Hancock County has a bunch of stations licensed to it. WNSX can be considered a Bangor station, at least to the east of the market. I can see why they're moving the format in the direction they are: There's no AC in the Bangor market. You have a bunch of stations that play parts of the Ac format, but no "at work, best variety of the 70s, 80s, 90s & today" type AC. The softer stuff is on 93.7, the older stuff is on WGUY, the hotter stuff is on Kiss.

    No ones talking about it because the further north you get in radio, the less the message boards seem to cover.

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    Since WRMO went soft ac/started playing currents and BIG 104 began its tripecast on 107.7, WNSX as now taken its "smooth rock 'n roll" format into a different direction. The key difference of course is that 97.7 does not play currents and really only plays rock based ac, along with playing songs from artists that are not considered part of the ac family. They seem to be programming a cross between what WRMO plays and what WBKA (BIG 104 at 107.7) plays. The combination of songs heard on both those stations, mixed with the addition of 90s and early 2000's rock/pop hits, may help drive more listeners. 90's music is a good thing to tap into, because it's the next logical step in classic hits. I don't consider WNSX part of the Bangor market though, as they bill themselves a Down East station serving Hancock and Washington counties. Yes, depending on where you are in the Bangor area the signal does pick up, but its reception is often spotty.

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    Don't forget "Hancock County's original radio station AM1370 WDEA" Oldies/Standards/Soft AC mix from Dial Global. Definitely not at all like, or trying to compete with WNSX; but I switch back and forth between WDEA WNSX and WRMO. I just wish they would bring back CBS News.

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